orders revision of minimum age for women to marry
Post December 13, 2018
In a decision that may pave
the way for the elimination of rampant child marriage in Indonesia, the
Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that the 16 years old minimum age
requirement for women to marry, as stipulated in the 1974 Marriage Law,
rejects West Papua demands as troops hunt separatists
News December 12, 2018
Indonesia has rejected renewed
West Papuan separatists' demands for independence and the deployment of
United Nations peacekeepers as the death toll mounts after almost two weeks
of fighting in the Papuan province.
broadcasting commission calls on TV stations to pull racy K-pop ad
Times December 12, 2018
The Indonesian Broadcasting
Commission has clamped down on a television advertisement featuring a Korean
female pop group "singing and dancing while wearing little clothing".
worried law might not protect me, says UGM student
Post December 12, 2018
Agni, a pseudonym used by
a female Gadjah Mada University (UGM) student who was allegedly raped by
a fellow student last year, has reportedly refused to report her alleged
rapist to the police. She is worried that the law might not protect her.
skips Human Rights Day event amid criticism
Post December 11, 2018
President Joko "Jokowi"
Widodo decided to skip an event commemorating International Human Rights
Day on Tuesday amid criticism the incumbent is not doing enough to resolve
past human rights abuse cases.
whips men for sharia-banned gambling
France Presse December 11, 2018
A group of men caught gambling
were publicly whipped in Indonesia's conservative Muslim province of Aceh
on Tuesday as a crowd of onlookers cheered.
in Indonesia's Papua reject surrender, demand referendum
Times December 11, 2018
Separatist rebels in Indonesia's
Papua province who killed a group of workers building a bridge this month
have rejected government calls to surrender and instead demanded a referendum
to decide the future of the area.
arrested for marking Human Rights Day
New Zealand International December 11, 2018
Reports from Indonesia indicated
as many as 90 Papuans were taken in by police in Timika after holding a
public event to support human rights. A lawyer representing Papuans, Veronica
Koman, said another 41 were arrested in Merauke.
Rights Watch calls for end to killings in Papua
New Zealand International December 11, 2018
Human Rights Watch is calling
on Papuan militants to stop unlawful killings, after a massacre of Indonesians
took place in the Highlands region.
not resolving grievances in Papua UN
New Zealand International December 10, 2018
The bodies of 16 people
were retrieved from the Highlands region last week, after a group of Indonesian
construction workers were massacred. The West Papua Liberation Army, which
has claimed responsibility for the killings, has claimed the workers were
Indonesian military in disguise.
official defends West Papuan rights free speech, peaceful assembly
Pacific Report December 10, 2018
West Papuan rights to freedom
of speech and peaceful assembly have been defended by the Office of the
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in a response to the mass
arrests of Papuan protesters during flag raising ceremonies earlier this
deaths as Indonesia hunts Papuan Liberation Army
Radio New Zealand International
December 10, 2018
Four civillians have reportedly
been killed in Papua province as Indonesian security forces continue their
pursuit of the West Papua Liberation Army. The Liberation Army claimed
responsibility for killing as many as 31 Indonesians, mainly road construction
workers, earlier this month in the Highlands region.
a sign of increased trouble in Papua
Strategist December 10, 2018
The Indonesian government's
long and difficult task of developing Papua just got a lot harder after
Free Papua Movement (OPM) rebels slaughtered at least 16 construction workers
who were building a 4,320-kilometre highway that will bring migrants into
the once-remote Central Highlands in greater numbers than ever before.
city survey for 2018 ranks Jakarta near the bottom, Bekasi one of the best
Jakarta December 10, 2018
an Indonesia-based NGO that
conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom and human
rights issues releases their Tolerant Cities Index ranking 94 of Indonesia's
major cities based on a number of factors measuring their tolerance towards
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